Scooby Apocalypse

DC Comics is owned by Warner Bros. Warner Bros. also owns Hanna-Barbera, which made such classics as The Flintstones and The Jetsons. A few years back, DC began a series of titles based on the Hanna-Barbera characters. These titles were different than the cartoons that Hanna-Barbera used to make. They were more mature takes on the old Hanna-Barbera characters.

From what I’ve heard, The Flintstones was about all of Bedrock ostracizing Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty because they were monogamous couples, which wasn’t exactly a widespread practice back in the caveman days. They did a Snagglepuss series and I heard that it depicted him as a gay man living in the 1950s. I know they did a Jetsons one too, but I never really heard what it was about.

The only one of them that I actually read was based on Scooby Doo. It was called Scooby Apocalypse. The premise of the story was the Scooby characters being in a world that’s part The Walking Dead and part Serenity. Basically, Velma is a super genius and she creates a nanite that is supposed to cure the population of anger and violence (Serenity). Her brothers tinker with her design and release the nanite, which turns almost the entire world population into monsters and forces everyone else to band together to survive (Walking Dead) .

I just read the final issue of the series’ three year run. I’m not going to go into any specifics about the story, but I will tell you that, as a whole, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would. There were some things about the series that I wasn’t a big fan of, such as them making Scrappy a bigger part of the story than I thought they should. They also had some side stories at the end of each issue featuring other Hanna-Barbera characters that I didn’t particularly care for (To anyone from DC Comics that may read this, please note that I give zero shits about Secret Squirrel).

The rest of the story was pretty good. It also helped that there was only one writer over the course of the series. I don’t like it when series switch writers in the middle of a run. That almost never works out.

If you like Scooby Doo and/or apocalypse stories, this series is definitely worth a try.

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